In addition to his duties as President of Essential Plans of Insurance LLC., and as a Partner of New England Medical Insurance Agency, LLC, Jim also served with the following organizations: Board of Trustees for the Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth New Hampshire. Jim also serves on the United Way’s Access to Health Care Committee. This organization is charged with finding a way to improve access to health care in the Seacoast area. He also served as the President of the North Hampton Business Association (from 2009 to 2015), a group of local business owners dedicated to improving the business climate in North Hampton. On a state level, he is active with the New Hampshire Employee Benefit Advisors, an organization of benefits brokers and consultants which advocates for laws that improve access to health care and lowers costs.

Jim has lived in North Hampton since 1995 with his wife, Linda Kemner.